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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 16, 2010 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - 11/15/87 - Long Beach Arena - A nice surprise

I don't remember that , but through the mid 80's you get stuff like that . I do remember hearing a Morning Dew ( my first of 2 I saw, the other at this LB show ) that was a BIG letdown . A buddy at work, not the most sympathetic guy in the world, was visibly sorry that that was my only MD !
There were some good things there, to be sure, but since I saw a great many of the "Junky Jerry" show there, It colors it for me . They did some fine shows at Long Beach , in the early 80's , and so good ones in the late 80's at LB . It just so happens , that in one of their weakest periods , they played Irvine more often .
My mention of cringe moments, is more song choice than performance ( though that fits also )! . The predictability of the Dead's post drums sections, got to be a sore point with me . Didn't help that "Bob the happy cheese man," often came to fore here . If they manage to get through that post drums section ok, (even if predictable , say Other One>Wharf Rat> S. Mag ). I was(am) a happy